Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 20

Welcome to the Apr. 3, 2007 edition of the carnival against sexual violence.

Thank you to everyone who nominated a post or who wrote a post against sexual violence whether it was nominated/selected or not. Nominations that came in after the nomination deadline will be considered for the next edition of the carnival.

If you support the purpose of the carnival, you can help get the word out about it and all of the posts included in the carnival.

Also, please join me and other bloggers by participating in Blog Against Sexual Violence Day on April 5. The goal is to get as many bloggers as we can to show that this isn't a fringe issue only a few people are committed to preventing. Far too often exploiters interpret silence as apathy about what they are doing. Because of that, posts that say nothing more than, "There is no excuse for sexual violence and exploitation," can have a huge impact.

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Here are the selections for the 20th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In Moments I thought about during the rape posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a reminder how rape transforms what was an ordinary sound into something sinister.

In The girl I'm not anymore... posted at sinister girl, we get a revealing post about mistaken assumptions and beliefs which harm others.

In Sexual Harassment: Lessons on Anger posted at Persephone's Box, we get a personal history of awareness about the true nature of harassment and how she passed on what she learned to her daughter.

creative expression

In Prayer of a Battered Wife posted at A DIFFERENT PRAYER, we get an article, in the form of a prayer, which depicts the inner struggles and hopes of a battered wife.


In Domestic violence victims could conceal addresses posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about a proposal in Colorado to allow victims of domestic abuse to use a dummy address on their public documents so they don't have to flee the state to get away from violent abusers or stalkers.

In Study Finds Police Manuals Blame Victim in Rape Cases posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, we get information about a study which looks at using victim blaming narratives to elicit confessions by letting the suspect off the hook morally. Some of these victim-blaming assisted confessions may actually undermine the legal case rather than strengthening it.

In What is Rape Trivialization? posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of comparing 2 contrasting opinions about what is rape and what is bad judgment.

In New funding established for victims of crime posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about an announcement that the Canadian government will increase funding for crime victim services and create the position of national victims' ombudsman.

In More On Sex Offenders posted at Crime and Consequences, we get a discussion of a report titled, Understanding Treatment for Adults and Juveniles Who Have Committed Sex Offenses, put out by The Center for Sex Offender Management.

In Defense Attorney Ethics Questions Raised posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the complaint against attorney Steven Hurley that he broke rules that prohibit lawyers from engaging in "dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation" by approving a hoax to get an alleged victim's computer.

In Rep. Heinrich and Emergency Contraception posted at My Left Nutmeg - Front Page, we get information about Connecticut State Rep. Deborah Heinrich's revealing press conference before the hearings on the Compassionate Care For Rape Victims Act.

In Rape charge upheld after 19 years posted at African Women, we get information about a South Africa Supreme Court ruling.

In Two Bad Court Rulings posted at I'm sick of your insane demands., we get information on a ruling in Germany against an abused woman seeking a divorce and a ruling in Australia where an appeals court declared that since a man was found not guilty of forcing oral sex she must have consented and therefore the rape conviction was invalid.

media watch

In Women as targets of violence online posted at Back in skinny jeans, we get a discussion of the effects of the accepted protrayals of violence against women including a crime scene photo shoot on America's Next Hot Model. This acceptance of violence against women contributes to actions such as rape and death threats against Kathy Sierra of Creating Passionate Users.

In Anonymous Women posted at Insurgent American, we get a discussion about the pain caused when someone in a CPR class playing the role of a person in need of medical assistance gets jokingly looked at as a potential sexual assault victim and how that type of association -- and resulting pain -- is created by the Dolce & Gabbana ad which was banned in Spain.

raising awareness

In How prostitution works posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Joseph Parker, the clinical director of the Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation, about who gains the most financially from prostitution and who pays the costs related to prostitution.

In human sex trafficking conference update... posted at sinister girl, we get information about the scope of this problem including having children arrested when they are clearly being exploited by pimps and Johns.

In Clipping links in sex slave chain posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Monique Tamminga about how women are lured from their home country with the promise of legitimate work.

In Modern Professions? posted at A Very Public Sociologist, we get information about a meeting hosted at Keele University on the local, national, and international issues surrounding exotic dancing.

In Psychological Torture Seems to Cause as Much Mental Suffering as Physical Torture posted at Social Work Today E-Zine, we get a discussion of the findings of interviews with 279 survivors of torture from Sarajevo published in a recent issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

In Has There Been a Full Moon All Month? posted at Injustice Anywhere . . ., this post talks about how many children who need help because of neglect or abuse first enter the system when they are charged with a crime.

In KNOW EXCUSES!Abusers will minimize, justify, den... posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get a list of some of the excuses batterers have given to shift the responsibility for their actions away from themselves.

In Teaching Children About Sexual Abuse posted at Teacher Smackdown, we get information useful to parents, including links to child protection websites.

In Study finds many older women also victims of partner violence posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information on a study that found that one in four women older than 65 has been the victim of physical, sexual or psychological violence committed by a spouse or partner.

In More About Online Harassment posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get information about the civil, criminal and bar-admissions issues related to online sexual harassment and character defamation committed by law students on the AutoAdmit discussion board.

In The Sexual Harassment of Uppity Women posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about a study done by Jennifer R. Berdahl of the University of Toronto that looks at which women are more likely to be sexually harassed and what motivates that harassment.

In American Indian Women Raped 2.5 Times the National Average posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, we get information about an area of sexual violence that isn't yet getting the attention it merits.


In PTSD COMES FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY, NOT MENTAL ILLNESS posted at HOLLY'S FIGHT TO STOP VIOLENCE, we get information about the differences between post-traumatic stress disorder and mental illness. The primary difference is that there are specific external events behind PTSD such as combat or rape.

In Doubt cast on definition of PTSD posted at Mind Hacks, we get information on new research related to post-traumatic stress disorder that looks at whether there is always a specific traumatic cause.

In Four Dangerous Myths About Suicide and How to Avoid Them posted at Finding Your Marbles, we get a discussion of harmful attitudes related to suicide and suggestions for how to counter those attitudes.


In SART & SMPD Build Room for Rape Victims posted at Santa Barbara Sheriff's Blog, we get information about a new facility that will be available to reduce the number of rape victims who have to endure such long waits to have rape exams done that some rape victims decide not to have the exams done.

In Reaction To So-Called Gray Rape posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I respond to the assertion that pushing the envelope when it comes to sex is normal and that if someone who pushes the envelope is labeled a sex offender they have been mislabeled.

In Utah: abusers find blame hard to accept posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get an article about different approaches to get abusers to take responsibility for their actions and to learn non-abusive ways of interacting with family members.


In AA - Battery Included posted at Progressive Gold, we get a discussion of Alcoholics Anonymous' role in dealing with members, such as confessed rapist William Beebe, who have committed violent crimes and whether putting the welfare of the individual AA member above all else is always appropriate. It also raises the question about whether rehab nullifies the need for justice.

In Rape Kits Don't Cleanse The Uterus posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I clear up a misunderstanding about what rape kits are and what they do.

That concludes the 20th edition of the carnival against sexual violence. Thank you for taking the time to visit this carnival and thank you to the authors of all the posts included in this edition.

The next submission deadline is Apr. 12 at 11 pm. The 21st edition will be out on Apr. 15.

To nominate a post (your own or someone else's) to the next edition of carnival against sexual violence, use our carnival submission form. Links to everything related to the carnival can be found on the blog dedicated to this carnival, http://carnivalagainstsexualviolence.blogspot.com/

Marcella Chester

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